Meaning of Water and Water Quality | Source of Water Primary 3 (Basic 3)

Last Updated on December 28, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

BASIC SCIENCE 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 4

PRIMARY 3

THEME –  LEARNING ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT 

 PREVIOUS LESSON – Air as a Means of Transmission of Air Borne Diseases | Meaning of Air Borne Diseases | Ways of Preventing Air Borne Diseases Primary 3 (Basic 3)

 

TOPIC – WATER QUALITY 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Meaning of Water

3. Qualities of Water

4. Source of Water

5. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

1. explain what is water and water quality.

2. list the qualities of good water.

3. mention at least three source of water.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Source and Uses of Water

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of –

charts showing some sources of water.

 

METHOD OF TEACHING

Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

WRITING INSTRUCTIONS

Copy as I write or draw as I draw. This instruction should be given when you need the pupils to write or draw.

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES

Teacher’s Activities – Display a bucket of water and ask the pupils to state its source.

Pupil’s response – State the source of water within their communities.

Teacher’s remark – Water can be found in different places like tap, well, borehole, etc. Give a great cheer for active and quick response. Discuss the meaning and source of water.

 

On board, copy as I write.

MEANING OF WATER

 

 

Water is the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams, lakes, and seas.

 

On board, copy as I write.

SOURCE OF WATER SUPPLY IN THE LOCALITY

Water can be found in different places like –

1. Tap

2. Well

3. Rain

4. River

5. Borehole

6. Stream

7. Spring, etc.

 

LESSON 2 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher’s Activities – Collect sample of water from the following source of water – tap, well, rain (if available) and well for the pupils to examine and response to the following –

1. What is colour is the water?

2. Does it have any smell?

3. Is it safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, etc.

Pupil’s response – Active participation and quick response to questions.

Teacher’s remark – Listen and respect their opinions in term of colour (white as their response) and discuss quality of a good water.

 

On board, copy as I write.

MEANING OF WATER QUALITY

Water quality is the degree to which water is clean and safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, swimming, etc.

 

QUALITIES OF A GOOD WATER 

The quality of a good water are –

1. It must be pure.

2. It must be tasteless.

3. It must be colourless.

 

 

4. It must be transparent.

5. It must be safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, swimming, etc.

 

LESSON 3 – LESSON EVALUATION/ASSIGNMENT

As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation. 

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Guides pupils to mention the source of water.

Pupil’s Activities – Name the sources of water.

3. Provides pupils with samples of water of different qualities (clean, dirty, muddy).

Pupil’s Activities – Examine the water sample and discuss.

4. Uses simple activities to guide pupils to identify water that is unfit for drinking (check colour, odour).

Pupil’s Activities – Identify the qualities of water samples.

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

Next Lesson – Uses of Water to Human Beings, Plants and Animals Primary 3 (Basic 3)

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to –

1. explain what is water and water quality.

2. list the qualities of good water.

3. mention at least 5 source of water.

 

 

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT

ATTEMPT ALL THE QUESTIONS

 

1. __________________ is the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams, lakes, and seas.

A. Water

 

 

B. Pure water

C. Table water

 

2. __________________ is the degree to which water is clean and safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, swimming, etc.

A. Water tap

B. Water well

C. Water quality

 

State 3 source of good water:

3. __________________

4. __________________

5. __________________

 

State 3 source of bad water:

6. __________________

7. __________________

8. __________________

 

Mention 2 qualities of a good water.

9. __________________

10. __________________

 

 

 

 

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